KINGSPORT — Ella Logan fought a long battle to have her adoption records unsealed by the state of Tennessee. Sadly, her birth mother had died. But Ella still found a family she never knew existed.
Armistice Day was first marked in 1919, one year after WWI fighting ceased. It became a national holiday in 1938 and was transformed to Veterans Day in 1954 in order to honor American veterans of all wars.
One fateful trip someone suggested bringing their high school yearbooks. And some did. And then someone thought it would be fun to take turns reading aloud from their classmates’ inscriptions.
Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable is talking with county commissioners to gauge interest in a group trip to two county jails in Georgia. The goal would be to view different types of cells as potential design options for jail construction in Sullivan County.
County Attorney Dan Street said this is the first lawsuit of its kind since the 1980s. That case led to construction of the current Sullivan County Jail.
The Times News Rescue Fund started out as the Times News Christmas Rescue Fund in 1973. It’s evolved over the years, but its goal is the same: help the hungry have a bit more to eat at Christmas.
Last year on a trip across Kentucky we stopped at Colonel Sanders’ wife’s restaurant — and were delighted (especially to discover tomato “pudding” on the menu).
Overcrowding at the county’s jail facilities could be eased by releasing between 91 and 300 inmates awaiting trial, but move would require five to 15 new deputies for the sheriff’s office.
BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County taxpayers could be footing the bill for anywhere from $69.3 million to $168.4 million for new and/or renovated jail facilities. And that’s in today’s dollars. With an estimated completion time of three years out, or more, the estimated cost could rise by the time construction takes place.
Here’s how November’s full moon got its nickname, according to the Farmers’ Almanac